Aviva FAI Club of the Year Nominees are announced
The eight nominees for the prestigious Aviva FAI Club of the Year have been announced today. The Club of the Year award, which is now in its ninth year, recognises and rewards Irish football clubs from all over the country, who have shown outstanding progress in the development of their club this year.
This year’s award has been changed to reflect Ireland’s finest clubs across the season in four different categories of excellence; Coach Education, Work in the Community, Underage Participation, and Club Development & Facilities
The two nominees in Coach Education are Drogheda Boys FC and Kilnamanagh AFC. Mervue United and Home Farm are nominated for Facilities and Development, while Trim Celtic and Inter Kenmare are shortlisted for Participation. The final two nominees are Geraldines FC and Manor Rangers in the Community category.
The eight clubs were at the Club of the Year Nominees Lunch in the Carlton Hotel in Dublin to receive their awards and a cheque for €1,500 for their club as reward for their nomination. They will now go forward for the Aviva FAI Club of the Year award which will be decided on 25th July as part of the FAI AGM weekend.
Each of the eight clubs will then have the opportunity to present directly to the judging panel, which is headed by Donal Conway, Chairman of the FAI Underage Committee and includes representatives from FAI club Development, Carlton Hotels, Dublin City Council and Aviva. The winning club will then be named Aviva Club of the Year for 2014 and receive a cheque for €5,000.